On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Zvezdan Petkovic <zvez...@zope.com> wrote:
> On Dec 24, 2009, at 10:26 AM, Fabio Tranchitella wrote:
>> * 2009-12-24 16:20, Zvezdan Petkovic wrote:


>>> FWIW, I preferred zope.testing.doctest reporting of 15 tests because
>>> that's the actual number of things being tested in that file, while
>>> Python doctest reports 1 test only, because that's a number of test files
>>> being run.
>> Me too, maybe we should push the changes to doctest upstream to Python?
> That will take some serious persuading.
> We could argue the above, i.e., that 15 different things were tested in one 
> doctest file.
> Unfortunately, when a single test in a doctest file is mixed with prose 
> descriptions to explain parts of the test, zope.testing.doctest counts it as 
> a separate test.
> This was considered a misfeature in the past and would probably be rejected 
> for the same reason now.

I think there was some consensus for an alternate algorithm: count
each example that
has output.

> People are divided in opinion on this and whenever that happens it's hard to 
> push such a change upstream into Python library.
> Of course, it may be worth trying if there is a critical mass of supporters.

I'm too lazy to try something like that.  I think dealing with stuff
in the standard library
is too much of a pain. I recommend shifting focus to manuel. I hope
manuel is never added to the standard library. :)


Jim Fulton
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